What is really inappropriate
is for anyone to boycott a visit by the President of
the United States. By the way, this is a state
visit, this is not a political visit. He's being hosted by
Her Majesty the Queen to mark the great friendship
between our two countries. It's not about party politics
and for the Labour party to be boycotting this visit on the
grounds of sexism and racism on a day where in the newspapers
their candidate in the Peterborough by-election is being accused of liking
an anti-semitic post on Facebook, when they're being accused of
turning a blind eye to terrible behaviour in the Labour party HQ, shows, I'm afraid, that this is about
virtue signalling on Labour's side. This is not about any
particular position of principle and really and truly I
think British people are going to be looking at
this and saying: when the President of the United
States, our closest ally, comes to the UK on a state visit,
we should be making him feel incredibly welcome on this,
the 75th anniversary of D-day.